The Resource Shenandoah County mill ledger

Shenandoah County mill ledger

Label
Shenandoah County mill ledger, 1869-1944
Title
Shenandoah County mill ledger
Inclusive dates
1869-1944
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Shenandoah County mill ledger, 1869-1944, consists of one legal size folder (10"x16"x1") holding approximately 100 numbered pages from a Guggenheimer & Weil, Stationers of Baltimore blank book. Account entries list: commodity, purchaser, type, amount and price. Commodities mentioned include: seeds, corn meal, eggs, brooms, tubs, crockery, apples, cash, and shoes, among other items
  • Work for hire is also recorded. Some of the activities listed are: carpentry, sharpening equipment, hauling wood and rock, making gates and cleaning the mill race. What appear to be traveling sales accounts appear around 1941. Place names Greencastle, Pa., Sharpsburg and Clearspring, Md., and Monroe Co., Tenn. are mentioned. An index of personal names is listed in the first pages of the ledger. A small selection of the account names mentioned are: Clem, Funkhouser, Goladay, Henkle, Hess, Hoover, Newman, Olinger, and Pence
Biographical or historical data
This account ledger appears to document the business transactions of a Shenandoah County grist or sawmill, the exact location of which is unknown. Notes from a previous owner speculate that it is either Manor Mill or another mill west of New Market, perhaps near Quicksburg, on the Shenandoah River north of B.G. Manor. Names within the ledger correspond to those of the Lee Magisterial District which includes the town of New Market, Virginia.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Shenandoah County mill ledger
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/4053ShenCoMill.aspx
Arrangement
1 folder.
Control code
244227875
Cumulative index finding aids
See Web link for inventory.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Ownership
Guide compiled by Julia Merkel, 2007.

Library Locations

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